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« on: April 02, 2009, 11:57:01 AM »

No joke, I picked this up on a whim at the LCS (local comic store) :

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies - Jane Austen / Seth Graeme - Smith

and it is a perfect blend of what the d5 website/forum is all about. Here is an excellent review:

http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20267705,00.html

I am reading it now, and I can't believe how clever and entertaining it is. I will return with an excerpt. So far I highly recommend it to fans of Sam Raimi, George Romero, Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen. Think Marvel Zombies written in 19th cent prose. Or middle class Victorian governesses with muskets and ninja skills.

Only good if you can handle the toungue in cheek. It's certainly not for purists, and I wouldn't recommend it to any church going aunt of mine. But you folks... absolutely.  Wink

excerpt, taken from Entertainment Weekly:

Let one morsel suffice: At a neighborhood ball, 
Elizabeth, Darcy, and Bingley come upon unmentionables feeding on some slaughtered servants. Says Mr. D: 
''I don't suppose...that you would give me the honour of dispensing of this unhappy business alone. I should never forgive myself if your gown were soiled.'' Miss Bennet 
replies, ''The honour is all yours, Mr. Darcy.''

As Mr. G-S says, Mr. D ''cut the two zombies with 
savage yet dignified movements. He then made quick work of beheading the slaughtered staff, upon which 
 Mr. Bingley politely vomited into his hands.'' O happy world — even though, in the end, ''the dead continued to claw their way through crypt and coffin alike, feasting 
on British brains.''
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 10:44:26 AM »

I'll have to check out this one.  No promises I'll actually read the book since I'm not exactly a brain eating kind of gal and I'm not sure Jane Austen would forgive me.  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 07:49:50 PM »

Who publishes this?

Is it a one shot?



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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 08:06:41 PM »

Who publishes this?

Is it a one shot?





It's a book. Without pictures. Actually, not true the pictures are period piece. It's a great tale, I'm loving it. Go get it.
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2009, 04:55:34 PM »

I know someone who read this.  She was really disappointed with it.  It's advertised as if it's Austen's writing, with zombie stuff inserted here and there.  But it's totally re-written.  That turned me off immediately.  So, no Zombie Darcy for me.
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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2009, 05:18:01 PM »

I hope the fact that it is re-written does not come as a shock to you!
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